This is an analysis of the poem Cette Reine Qui N'Eût Qu'Un Château Pour Retraite… [xli À L] that begins with:

Cette Reine qui n’eût qu’un château pour retraite,
Prisonnière çà bas, et Princesse là haut,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXX X XXbX X ccXc X baXX X XXXX X XXXc X XXXc X XcXX X XaXX X XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111110 100111011 1011101101011 10110111010 1 11110111110 10111111011 110110111100 111100011011 1 1011110001 01011001001 10111010110 1100110010111 1 10100111110 1011111110 110111111110 111110101010 1 111111011000 101011100100 100110110100 100111111 1 1011111111111 111001011001 110010110011 111111110 1 111001111111 11110111100 100111100111 111101111110 1 1100111100 110111111001 111111110010 101001110001 1 111101111 1111110101 111011110 1110100110 1 101111110110 111101110 11011101111 111011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 97
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; la, par, son, de, un, une are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words un, elle, une are repeated.

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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